OFFSTAGE: Last Chance for Luke Bryan Sweepstakes

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Want to head to Panama City, Fla., for a week, see a Luke Bryan show and do it all for free? You have until midnight Wednesday (Feb. 23). That’s when CMT’s Luke Bryan Spring Break Sweeps is officially over. So exactly how fun is Panama City? Bryan definitely knows. He told me he’d gone to college at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., was a proud member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and that he and his friends would head down there for their break. “We’d cut up and act crazy. It got real crazy at times,” he laughed. He also told me about his upcoming EP, Spring Break 3 … It’s a Shore Thing. Like his first two break-themed EPs, this one will have more music, like “Cold Beer Drinker” and “Take My Drunk Ass Home,” which is quite possibly one of my favorite country songs of all time. “These spring break albums are just an opportunity to put music out that frees me up creatively. When I write for these, it feels like I can write whatever I want. And I can pick songs that I know will be hits when we do them live,” he said. To enter the sweepstakes, just text SPRINGBREAK to 32709 or fill out the online form and cross your fingers.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.